The Washington Capitals dominated the shorthanded Colorado Avalanche in a rousing game that 15 people were able to watch.
Evgeny Kuznetsov birdwalked into the game’s first goal, a nifty one off a great outlet pass from Carlson. JT Compher got a solo shorthanded goal when Kuznetsov turned the puck over, but Nick Jensen converted a three-on-one rush to put the Caps back up.
Darren Helm started scoring for the Avs in the second period after a great centering pass and some suspect defensive-zone coverage, and then the Caps took over. Anthony Mantha scored his 100th NHL goal, then Evgeny Kuznetsov got his second of the night, then Nic Dowd piled on. Mikko Rantanen got a power-play goal late in the third, but Ovechkin answered with an empty-netter.